Mary Sell reports from Montgomery, Alabama:
“We want to dispel the myth that we let personally identifiable information go to the U.S. Department of Education,” state Superintendent Tommy Bice said Thursday. “It is all aggregate.”
The policy in part is a reaction to criticism of Common Core, a set of national education standards adopted by the board in 2010. Despite repeated statements from the department that it doesn’t share student information with third parties or the federal government, privacy concerns have been a rallying cry for those opposed to Common Core and its implementation in Alabama.
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